Jul 222008

Have you heard about the Dare to Get Dirty 08 Challenges going on this week over at Splitcoaststampers?  Here is a card for Christine’s challenge.


This beautiful floral image is from Inque Boutique’s “Victorian Flourishes”.  The sentiment and background script are from Inque Boutique’s “French Fancy”.  It is watercolored with SU! reinkers.

I did something kinda fun with the sentiment on this card.


Only part of it is showing on the card front.


The other half is on the inside of the card.


I used good ole Scotch tape to cover the part of the sentiment I didn’t want to stamp.


After inking the sentiment, I removed the tape and stamped.



Quick and easy and there are no worries about any ink getting on the unwanted part of the sentiment.

Since this is such a simple layout, I added lots of dimension for more depth and to add interest to the card.  I love my corner punch!


Hope you can find some time to play along with the Dirty Dozen Design Team and Alumni in the Splitcoaststampers DTGD 08 Challenges this week!



Stamps: Inque Boutique’s “Victorian Flourishes” and “French Fancy”

Papers: SU! Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cameo Coral

Inks:  Versafine Onyx Black; SU! Reinkers Glorious Green, Certainly Celery, Cameo Coral, Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, Black Gel Pen

Accessories: Pearl Brad, Ribbon, Corner Punch, Aqua Painter

12 Responses to “A DTGD 08 Challenge”

  1. Yeah!!! I am so glad you are back, I missed your posts. I hope you had a great time at CHA and I can’t wait for you to share all you saw with us. 🙂

    This card is gorgeous!!! But then ALL your cards are amazing and pink and black always look great together!

  2. Quite lovely!

  3. Oh wow, thanks for the tip to use scotch tape. I never thought of that…I know, duh, huh?, hehe. Thanks!!

    Beautiful card! I love your coloring and that beautiful sentiment.

  4. Susan,
    This is amazing! What a fabulous design, absolutely gorgeous watercoloring, great floral image and stamped background. Your embellishments are a WOW.

  5. A really great card and a wonderful tutorial!!! I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed our time together and I’m missing it!!! Wish we lived closer!!!

  6. This is beautiful! I love what you did with the sentiment!

  7. Susan, this is lovely and so clever w/the sentiment tip! You go, gf!


  8. Glad you’re back!
    I love the sentiment and the way you broke it up. Very sweet. And nice coloring!

  9. Thanks for the pointers on stamping a portion of a sentiment. Great idea! Your card is so so pretty – I love all the pink colors and faux stitching. I really like the way you cut the shape of the sentiment panel – beautiful!
    oh, and btw, welcome home from CHA! I hope you had a fantastic time there!

  10. I love your card and I love the quote…. my husband and I have the 16th anniversary today….. I guess I should go and do one ….

  11. Oh so lovely!!! TFS the tip on the scotch tape Susan!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful card, Susan!! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I love what you did with the sentiment as well!!

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